Saturday, January 2, 2016

Looking Back

OK you're suppose to go forward in the new year however I wanted to look back at my wonderful year of 2015.
I may miss a few events but here is a few . I started off with an adorable card from a friend ending the year

       I started out in February rearranging my kitchen cabinets and eliminating some dishes
End of February we had a big snow for me to play in
 This is a picture I took looking up my street from my front porch. I was out playing in the snow several times that day. Nothing like this year so far we have had such warm temperatures

Then early March I painted in inside of one of my old chippy dish cabinets 
 I had all cherry furniture in my kitchen once and sold it to be replaced with old farm cabinets all with chippy paint. Maybe at my age I should want the Cherry kitchen set back however I still love my white chippy stuff.

I admired all my beautiful hydrangeas as they bloomed

One of my yard sales in june

My first trip to New York City  was in July my friend had a cake made for me and had a neighborhood party to introduce me to her neighbors and friends. 

We were in Little Italy after having lunch at a restaurant where a previous gangster had been shot and killed 
 Then we went shopping in China Town and I love all the hussle about the price of things
Ladies would come up to you and ask if you wanted Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Tiffany, Rolex  items etc. Black market knock offs,of course I bought some tiffany earrings and they broke first time I wore them  LOL . This picture below is one of the knock off purse stores in China Town
Here I was on Long Island Sound beach not far from Terry's home. We drove clear into to New Jersey and drove to east end of Long Island , she also drove up all over Manhattan. I love New York City all the hussel bussel and stores  

One very special trip was getting to go to Medjugorje Bosnia- Herzegovina  where apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary are still appearing . I had read about this place since 1992 and had always wanted to go.This is taken on Apparition Hill
 I was at a medieval city in Dubrovnik  Croatia this city which was all enclosed was built in the years  200 BC. The coast line of Split Croatia was so beautiful.

Then on our way back we stopped in Paris Frances and I had to buy the Eiffel Tower salt and pepper shakers because they are glass I know I can put some pretty rhinestone of tiny white  mother of pearl buttons in them after the salt and pepper is gone.
On one of my posts I had to show you my pink chair I painted for my studio, I also have a blue one and a white one very similiar to this gorgeous Pink chair or should I say throne of mine ? 

I know this was a long post however just remembering what a good year 2015 was for me . I can only hope and pray I will have another great year to blog about 
Happy 2016 for all of us bloggers 

Linky parties for this year


  1. OMG what a year. Mine pales in compare. Would love to go to Croatia. I say that, but when I travel, all I can think of is home. I know it is crazy. I do love your blue and white Johnson Brothers china. It is my favorite. I only have a cup and saucer and teapot. Your's looks like a full set.

  2. What a great year you had! So glad for you. Happy New Year! xx

  3. Looks like you had such a great year. You are making me think I need a pink throne....

  4. Happy 2016 to you,too, Janice! You're so lucky to have traveled to such great places -- France! That's always been a dream of mine. Love that pink chair! Here's to another great year:) xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  5. Such a fun and creative year, Janice! Looks so great all in one post! Wishing you a wonderful 2016!

  6. Well that was fun to look at Janice! Thanks for sharing that!

  7. Janice, I really enjoyed this post since I have not known you the full 2015 year. The New Year's card to start your year is so adorable. That cake your friend had for you in NY is calling my name and I am diabetic! I also enjoyed your other trip photos and all your goodies. Love your pink throne, too. Happy 2016! Nancy Carr

  8. Janice, I loved reading this post!
    Wishing you all the best in 2016 and looking forward to your continued blog posts.

  9. Oh my! It's FUN to look back when you've enjoyed traveling to so many wonderful places! Here's to another great year! Happy New year! Hugs, Diane

  10. Little Italy and China Town, I'm Green with Envy! *winks* Looking back with such Fond Memories is Fun isn't it? And here's to what the Future brings... Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian